"Meet" and "meat" sound the same

The 'ea' Spelling Can Have a 'Long e' /i/ Pronunciation

 "Meet" and "meat" sound the same

Some English language learners don't realize how often the 'ea' spelling is pronounced as 'long e' /i/, but it is a common pronunciation. Do you know the other common 'long e' /i/ spellings?

Other homophones* with the same spelling pattern include:

  1. see/see
  2. deer/dear
  3. seem/seam
  4. steel/steal
  5. peek/peak
  6. week/weak
  7. flee/flea
  8. heel/heal
  9. need/knead

*Homophones are words that have different spellings, but the same pronunciation.